MAY 7- JUNE 20, 2020
DOUBLE CENTURY CHALLENGE

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VIRTUAL HEARTBREAK AND EASTERN SIERRA
You choose whether indoors or outdoors

*California Triple Crown and Planet Ultra Grand Slam Credit*

New Add-On or Stand Alone Event: VIRTUAL TOUR OF TWO FORESTS

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the cycling season and on your personal cycling goals, including completing the California Triple Crown and Planet Ultra Grand Slam. For Planet Ultra, we’ve not hosted an event since February. We’ve canceled five events, and postponed three others until Autumn. Our hands are tied, and our ability to cover operational and personal expenses, gone.

Planet Ultra has for over twenty years served the endurance cycling community. We’ve committed ourselves to creating events for a very special and exclusive audience of committed athletes- YOU! We’ve been blessed to make a modest living doing what we love to do; and hopefully bring joy and a sense of personal accomplishment into your lives.

To keep endurance cycling alive, to stay afloat until this shut down ends, and to provide YOU, our wonderful customers, some motivation and goals, we had to be creative. We hope you’ll join the Challenge.

If riding 200 miles unsupported isn’t your cup of tea, but you’d like to lend us a hand, you can also simply SEND US SOME LOVE.

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH ENTRY:

1. Participation in both the Make Mine A Double and our May Mileage Challenge. Your entry fee helps support Planet Ultra through the COVID-19 crisis, while motivating you to have a great time riding a lot of miles. You may participate in some or all of the mileage periods: May 4-10, May 11-17, May 18-24 and May 25-31.

2. Make Mine A Double tech tee and window sticker. Shirts will be ordered by June 1st and mailed via US Mail as soon as we receive them. 

3. Membership in Planet Ultra cycling club with special discounts on gear and events for the rest of 2020.

4. Discounted USA Cycling membership, with coupon code “club2020.”

5. Everyone who rides at least one qualifying double will receive Planet Ultra Grand Slam credit and be entered into a drawing to win a FREE Planet Ultra 2021 single-day event entry.

6. Everyone who completes Virtual Heartbreak will receive a Heartbreak refrigerator magnet, both Planet Ultra Grand Slam and California Triple Crown credit, and get an additional chance to win a FREE Planet Ultra 2021 single day event entry.

7. Everyone who completes Virtual Eastern Sierra will receive an Eastern Sierra refrigerator magnet, both Planet Ultra Grand Slam and California Triple Crown credit, and get an additional chance to win a FREE Planet Ultra 2021 single day event entry.

8. Everyone who completes at least one qualifying double and either Virtual Heartbreak or Eastern Sierra, will also be entered into a drawing to win a 50% discount on a 2020 Hoodoo 500 or Hoodoo 300 solo entry or 25% Hoodoo team entry (your choice); or a 50% discount on a 2020 Silver State 508 solo entry. If you complete all three doubles, you’ll get an additional chance to win.

9. Participate in the May Mileage Challenge to also qualify for the prize drawings for that event.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

1.  “Register” for the Make Mine A Double Challenge online or with mail-in waiver.

2.  Request to join the Make Mine A Double Strava Club. For the duration of the Challenge, your privacy settings must be set to EVERYONE, including your profile, so we can view individual activities to make sure they qualify. Your doubles MUST be posted to Strava if you want credit. Only cycling counts- indoors or outdoors. Also join the Obsessive Cycling Disorder Mileage Challenge Strava Club if you’d like to compete for prizes in that. 

3.  Between May 7th and June 27th, ride your virtual Grand Slam double. Your route must be at least 200 miles with a minimum 5,000′ of elevation gain. Maintain social distancing minimum 6′ between cyclists if riding in a group, as often as practical. You may, of course, take photographs together. Virtual rides count, using any indoor cycling app. You have 20 hours on a single calendar day to complete the ride. Post the ride in the Strava Club with the name Virtual Grand Slam and include at least one photo. Private SAG is allowed, but no more than 10 riders in any group.

4. Between May 15th and June 6th only, ride your Virtual Heartbreak. See below for rules which must be followed to receive Grand Slam and Triple Crown credit.

5. Between May 23rd and June 20th only, ride your Virtual Eastern Sierra. See below for rules which must be followed to receive Grand Slam and Triple Crown credit. 

6. Planet Ultra will post results for all doubles on our Results page.

Entry Fee: $125 
Yes, you read that right. Two chances for CTC and three for Grand Slam, for just $125.
Use the Join The Challenge button to register with RunSignUp and pay by credit card (includes a small service fee). To pay by Venmo or Zelle, download and email this form. The email addresses for Venmo and Zelle are at the bottom of the form.

Obsessive Cycling Disorder shirts and jerseys, extra Make Mine A Double shirts and America Strong finisher medals may be ordered on RunSignUp or our online store.

VIRTUAL HEARTBREAK RULES

1. Between May 15th and June 6th, ride the Heartbreak Double Century route, or an equivalent route of at least 200 miles with a minimum 12,000′ elevation gain – while maintaining social distancing minimum 6′  between cyclists if riding in a group. You may also ride your equivalent route on any indoor training app.

2. Ride self-supported or with Private SAG; but no more than 10 riders per group. Maintain social distancing minimum 6′ as often as practical. Everyone in your group, including SAG drivers and folks not riding for credit, must sign and submit the MMAD event waiver before starting the ride.

3. You must complete the ride within 20 hours (total time, not ride time), on a single calendar day.

4. Upload the ride to Strava, name the ride “Virtual Heartbreak,” and include at least one photo of yourself. Please post the ride within 24 hours of completion so it shows up in the current leaderboard. Bonus drawing for wearing any Planet Ultra event or Grand Slam jersey.

5. Both Planet Ultra Grand Slam and California Triple Crown credit is awarded for Virtual Heartbreak. On the CTC website, credit will appear in the column for Heartbreak. Planet Ultra will submit results to California Triple Crown in one batch, on June 8th.

VIRTUAL EASTERN SIERRA RULES

1. Between May 23rd and June 20th, ride the Eastern Sierra Double Century route, or an equivalent route of at least 200 miles with a minimum 10,000′ elevation gain – while maintaining social distancing minimum 6′  between cyclists if riding in a group, as often as practical. You may also ride your equivalent route on any indoor training app.

2. Ride self-supported or with Private SAG; but no more than 10 riders per group. Again, maintain social distancing minimum 6′, as often as practical. Everyone in your group, including SAG drivers and folks not riding for credit, must sign and submit the MMAD event waiver before starting the ride.

3. You must complete the ride within 20 hours (total time, not ride time), on a single calendar day.

4. Upload the ride to Strava, name the ride “Virtual Eastern Sierra,” and include at least one photo of yourself. Please post the ride within 24 hours of completion so it shows up in the current leaderboard. Bonus drawing for wearing any Planet Ultra event or Grand Slam jersey.

5. California Triple Crown credit is awarded for Virtual Eastern Sierra. On the CTC website, credit will appear in the column for Eastern Sierra. Planet Ultra will submit results to California Triple Crown in one batch, on June 22nd.